Iron Fist
Iron Fist
Portrayed by Finn Jones
Full Name Danny Rand
Age 26
Height 6'0"
Build Lean
Eyes Blue
Hair Blonde
Skin Caucasian


The Immortal Iron Fist. CEO of Rand Enterprises. Kind of an idiot.


Danny Rand is known to the public to be the well-meaning if somewhat clueless CEO of Rand Enterprises. He miraculously returned after being presumed dead for a decade. As he's a bit too fond of telling people, he is also the Immortal Iron Fist, protector of K'un L'un, but for some reason he's not there doing the protecting.


Danny Rand was born to a life of wealth and privilege. His father, Wendell Rand was the CEO of Rand Enterprises, a multi-billion dollar corporation. For the first twelve years of his life, he wanted for nothing and lived in the lap of luxury. He had no concept of what other people's lives were like. He was a kind child who had a good relationship with his parents. He has fond memories of scrambling around Rand headquarters like it was his own private playroom.
When he was 12 years old, he was travelling with his parents in a private jet. The jet crashed. HIs parents and the pilot were killed. Somehow, Danny survived. He was rescued by monks and brought to the mystical city of K'un L'un.
Danny grew up as an acolyte of the monks of K'un L'un. The way between the city and the wider world was closed, so he could not return home. Life in K'un L'un was anything but soft. The conditions were brutal and challenging. He worked for his meager rations and slept on a hard mat. When he wasn't working, he was training. It didn't matter if he didn't want to fight. He didn't have much of a choice.
Winning battles was rewarded with more advanced moves. After he started winning fights, it kindled some sort of inner Rand ambition - the same ambition that had driven his father. He started to get more and more competitive, working hard to best his fellow acolytes.
In K'un L'un there was no corporate ladder to climb, but there were titles. The one title that grabbed his attention was that of the Iron Fist - protector of the city. Despite the fact that his fellow acolytes believed an outsider to be unworthy, he attempted the trials anyway. It wasn't arrogance so much as an unconscious feeling of entitlement. He was driven to succeed, and in the mystical city, this was a way to succeed.
Despite all odds, Danny completed the trials of the Iron Fist. He found himself faced with a dragon - Shou-Lau the Undying. He plunged his fist into the creature's molten heart and gained the power of the Iron Fist - as well as the dragon's mark on his chest.
The title was earned, but what Danny didn't expect was that the title essentially meant…glorified sentry duty. It was his sacred duty to protect K'un L'un, which meant standing at the pass, day in and day out.
Another man would be humbled by this sacred duty. But Danny wanted more. If he had been at home and his parents had survived, he would be taking on some junior position in his father's company - a comfy recipient of nepotism. He still felt entitled to that kind of life on some level, but those ambitions didn't map onto the world he now inhabited. He grew restless with sentry duty nearly immediately, and impatient to learn more about his powers.
So in retrospect, the masters of K'un L'un should have expected that Danny would leave his post the moment he spotted a hawk and saw that the way was open. The duty he had fought for and almost died for, was abandoned very quickly. Even Danny himself didn't truly understand why he did it.
Danny returned to New York. A combination of a 12 year old's view of how the wider world should work and a certain…cluelessness meant his reintegration into society hit a lot of hiccups. Perhaps the same luck that had guarded him all his life clicked in yet again, because he was somehow able to convince the right people that he was who he said he was, and more astounding still, reclaim a controlling part of Rand Enterprises. Not until after a stint in a mental institution - for very understandable reasons.
Now Danny is in New York, having abandoned his sacred duty, and with the power of the Iron Fist. Is it fate that brought him back there? Is he meant to be there? Or is he simply a clueless young man who followed the wrong-headed direction of his heart?

Character Details

Danny Rand is a very good-hearted person. He believes in helping people and in doing the Right Thing (TM). Unfortunately, he lacks understanding to truly see the world as it is. Everything he has ever come across has a cut-and-dried solution in his mind. That often means him charging headlong and fighting, or trusting people to do the right thing when they have no incentive to do so. He believes in honour and justice, but as abstract concepts rather than how they actually manifest in the real world. Part of that is his isolated upbringing, and part of that comes from his life of privilege before the plane crash. It's hard for him to see inequality, for instance, because he hasn't experienced it. He doesn't deny it exists, but it doesn't enter into his world view until someone confronts him with it. The creedo of Danny's life can be summed up as: he means well, but he often falls short. To his credit, he does try to learn and he does try to listen, but he can also be pigheadedly stubborn when he believes what he's doing is right. Despite his viewing the world in absolutes, he doesn't even truly understand the motivations for why he's done some of the things he's done.


This version of Danny is from the MCU, but one that recognizes the flaws in the character.

This character has a new player as of September 2017.

RP Logs & Journals

May 16, 2018: A Claire-shaped Shoulder Angel

Claire meets the (in)famous Danny Rand.

(permalink: log:7408 | tags: claire_temple iron_fist | posted: 17 May 2018 00:31)

May 08, 2018: The Idealist and the Free Press

Danny Rand goes public about Rand Industries' stance on registration at a press conference.

(permalink: log:7371 | tags: iron_fist lois_lane madrigal spider-man tnp trish-walker | posted: 09 May 2018 01:47)

May 07, 2018: Preppers

Luke pulls Six and Danny into preparations for the new Mega Bar.

(permalink: log:7375 | tags: iron_fist power-man six | posted: 10 May 2018 00:04)

April 29, 2018: Technically Bespoke

Owen delivers Danny Rand a shiny new suit.

(permalink: log:7404 | tags: boomerang iron_fist | posted: 15 May 2018 23:29)

April 19, 2018: Like An Off Brand Q

Owen summons Danny to Stark towers to try out the new suit. Danny doesn't make it past the lobby before Tony picks him up and tags along.

(permalink: log:7283 | tags: boomerang iron_fist iron_man | posted: 20 Apr 2018 03:05)

April 18, 2018: How Do You Solve a Problem Like the Maximoffs?

The Defenders — a loose association formed to take on Wilson Fisk last year — meet to discuss another threat to their city.

(permalink: log:7289 | tags: daredevil iron_fist jessica_jones know_my_name powerman | posted: 21 Apr 2018 19:20)

April 12, 2018: The Iron Goldendoodle

The Maximoff Twins take the measure of another of the Defenders. …They don't really know what to make of Danny Rand. Also Wanda is a pancake.

(permalink: log:7251 | tags: iron_fist know_my_name quicksilver scarlet_witch tnp | posted: 13 Apr 2018 03:14)

April 08, 2018: Dragon Punching

Fine, there are no dragons punched in this log. But there is much talk about the punching of dragons and some thug punching. And then Owen and Danny discuss Danny's need for a mask and some gear and Owen floats the idea of a job with Rand.

(permalink: log:7233 | tags: boomerang iron_fist | posted: 09 Apr 2018 02:21)

March 27, 2018: The Great Ninja Detective

Danny Rand visits the offices of Nelson and Murdock to talk law stuff. Other things get discussed first.

(permalink: log:7172 | tags: daredevil iron_fist know_my_name | posted: 28 Mar 2018 20:06)

March 18, 2018: A Devil in Gramercy Park

Daredevil pays Danny Rand a visit on his own turf, and then both stop by Trish Walker's to visit a laid-up Jessica Jones

(permalink: log:7114 | tags: daredevil iron_fist jessica_jones know_my_name | posted: 19 Mar 2018 02:28)

February 19, 2018: Weekend at Danny's 2

There are no voodoo reanimated corpses or sweet 80s fashion, no, it's just Owen, Emery and Danny chatting over breakfast foods at Danny's palatial Manhattan home.

(permalink: log:6965 | tags: boomerang iron_fist samael | posted: 19 Feb 2018 21:36)

February 16, 2018: Tubthumping

Luke and Danny visit the site of the (former) bar, Impulse visits, the start of rebuilding ensues.

(permalink: log:6955 | tags: impulse iron_fist power-man | posted: 19 Feb 2018 01:17)

February 09, 2018: Wake and Bake

Danny attempts to pull Luke out of his funk after losing the bar, Luke finally explains why it's been so hard.

(permalink: log:6914 | tags: iron_fist power-man | posted: 11 Feb 2018 01:21)

January 30, 2018: Snowsuit Ninja Meets Spaghetti Girl

The two most cheerful superheroes on the grid meet and chat over unconscious ninjas.

(permalink: log:6874 | tags: iron_fist ms._marvel | posted: 31 Jan 2018 21:16)

January 18, 2018: House Crasher

Danny meets his random house crasher Owen and the two discuss Luke's bar and future plans.

(permalink: log:6807 | tags: boomerang iron_fist know_my_name | posted: 20 Jan 2018 18:31)

January 01, 2018: Street Fight

On New Year's Day, Danny Rand stumbles upon a Midtown burglary — and Daredevil taking out his failure to bring in Wilson Fisk on the burglars.

(permalink: log:6747 | tags: daredevil iron_fist know_my_name | posted: 04 Jan 2018 04:08)

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